Get Your Essential To-Do List Done

Get the essentials end of life planning basics like wills, living wills, healthcare directives, emergency funds and 'what if' plans done! Join the founder of internationally-acclaimed website and author of the book 'What Matters Most', Chanel Reynolds, as your guide and finally get the financial, legal, digital and emotional planning and critical documents completed every adult must have.

  • GET STARTED (Week 1): Create your personalized checklist, what-if exercise, complete questionnaire, prioritize your goals and schedule to be successful.

  • LEGAL 101 (Week 2): Review, draft and complete the legal *must-do* documents like wills, power of attorney and advance care directive documents.

  • TIME & MONEY (Week 3): Emergency Funds, Financial Planning and Insurance. Getting your personal finances and insurance policies in order to cover your needs today and protect your vulnerable spots over the long haul.

  • DIGITAL ACCOUNTS, DETAILS & WRAP UP (Week 4): Wrangling the Details: Accounts, Documents and all the 'Stuff.' What You Leave Behind: Death, Dying and Legacy

It's Time To Get Your Shit Together

Hoping for the best is not a plan.

The Get Your Shit Together 4-Week Course

Chanel Reynolds condenses over ten years of workshops, trainings, interviews, and in-person classes have road tested how to get the most items off your to-do list done in a small and supportive group gathering. Take care of of these important tasks before life goes sideways, it's easier than you think!

  • 30-page downloadable Course Workbook with master checklists, questionnaires, tools and resources for Before or After an illness or emergency.

  • One-on-one support: Join weekly 'office hours' for open Q&A or post class session conversation for additional support during your course.

  • Access to recorded class meetings to review course information or if you miss a weekly live session.

  • Weekly emails with additional instruction, tips, reminders and resources to keep you on track.

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Watch: Chanel Reynolds

On her book, 'What Matters Most' and Getting Our Shit Together

Featured Press and Praise

Article: The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money

New York Times Article by Ron Liebier

Excerpt: Ms. Reynolds, 48, became an expert through the death of her husband, José, and the gut-wrenching period of logistical and financial madness that followed. She describes it all in “What Matters Most.” Read Full Article:

Opinion: Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan

by Chanel Reynolds

Four years after my husband was killed in an accident. I had mostly gotten my sh-t together (completed my will and power of attorney documents, created an emergency fund, got more life insurance, specified my end-of-life wishes, recorded important account and password information, etc.) and encouraged my parents, friends (and the whole world via my website Get Your Sh*t Together) to make it easier on everyone after they die, too.
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Course Example: Living Wills

Legal and Estate Planning Basics We All Need

Estate Planning 101 | 4-Week Course

Get Your Legal and Financial Planning Basics and Documents Done!

  • 1

    Week 1 Get Started: Create Your Checklist, Priorities, & Plan

    • Live Group Session Wed, Jan 5th: Week 1 - Kick off and Get Started [zoom meeting]

    • [VIDEO] January Week 1 Video Recording Part 1 - Intro & Get Started

    • [VIDEO] January Week 1 Video Recording Part 2 - Create your Checklist, Docs & ToDos

    • Note from Chanel about Week 1 Video Recording Jan 10th

    • Week 1: Group Meeting Exercise/Assignment

    • Get Started 2-Page Master Checklist

    • Get Your Shit Together 14-Page Before & After Expanded Checklist

    • Homework: Creating a 'What-if' Plan

  • 2

    Week 2 - Legal 101: Estate Planning & Legal Documents

    • [Zoom Meeting] Live Group Session Wed, Jan 12th: Week 2 - Legal Basics and Estate Planning

    • [VIDEO] January Week 2 Video Recording - Estate Planning and Legal Basics

    • Week 2: Group Meeting Exercise/Assignment

    • Week 2: Legal & Estate Planning Overview & Questionnaires

    • [HOMEWORK] Overview Tasks and Todo's Week 2: Legal 101 & Resources

    • [EXTRA CREDIT] NYT Article by Your Money Columnist Ron Lieber, 'The Best Investment of All: The People You Love the Most'

  • 3

    Week 3 - Time & Money: Emergency Funds, Financial Planning, and Insurance

    • [Zoom Link] Live Group Session Week 3: Money and Insurance. Wed Jan 19th

    • [VIDEO] Recorded Group Session Week 3 - Jan 19th

    • Week 3: Money and Financial Planning Overview & Questionnaire

    • Week 3: Insurance Overview, Worksheet and Questionnaire

    • [EXTRA CREDIT] Video: Retirement Plans on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2016)

    • [HOMEWORK] Resources: Insurance Policies Articles & Links: Life and Long term Care

  • 4

    Week 4 - Wrangling the Details: Accounts, Documents and all the 'Stuff.'

    • Live Group Session Week 4: Round up and Digital Details. Wednesday, Jan 26th *[LIVE SESSION USE THIS LINK: | ID: 304 905 4559 | Passcode: 12345] *

    • [VIDEO] Recorded Group Session Week 4: Wednesday, January 26th

    • Week 4: Review Your Goals and ToDos - Group Meeting Exercise/Assignment

    • Week 4: Digital Accounts and Details Round Up Overview & Worksheet

    • Resources Round Up & How to Get it Done!

  • 5

    Course Wrap Up & Additional Resources/Worksheets

    • NEW Spreadsheet: The Essentials Checklist & Digital Details Round Up (Link & .xlsx)

    • GYST 4-Week Survey: Session Complete Feedback (Thanks, I appreciate it!)


  • Is the course online?

    Yes, this course meets for online (only) gatherings once a week for four weeks - the sessions are all online but the group size is small to encourage supportive conversation and personalized support.

  • What if I miss one of the group meetings?

    The meetings will be recorded and available to view after the session for the duration of the course but the Q&A session with other attendees or other personal information and stories will be omitted to ensure privacy. All course materials and resources will be available to access or download for attendees for the duration of the session.

  • How much does this cost?

    The 4-week course costs $149.00 per person. The full cost of the class will be refundable up until 24 hours before (but not after) the first session begins.

  • Can my spouse/partner take the class me or should they register and purchase the class separately? Is the cost per person or per couple?

    Yes, absolutely! Feel free to participate with your partner/spouse and have them join you.

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